108 farmers’ sign up for GLAS grey partridge Tranche 2 – an economic boost for the farmers and an ecological Boon for other farmland birds.
The latest figures from the Department of Agriculture indicate that 108 farmers have committed to undertake action for the grey partridge on approximately 181 parcels of land. What does this mean – 100,000 m (100km) or 61.3 miles of a 12 meter wide linear edge, containing nesting and brood-rearing and over-winter habitats for the grey partridge will be delivered. This is a significant achievement.
The Trust would like to acknowledge the input and support of the Department of Agriculture Food & Marine, the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Bird Watch Ireland & Michael Marytn. It’s worth remembering that a farmer who enters the grey partridge GLAS scheme can get his/her full €7,000 per year if they commit to and undertake sufficient lengths of Grey Partridge margin.
Tranche 3 of GLAS will be an opportunity to avail of the grey partridge measure
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